Things to do for June 25, 2015

The Weekender

Vermouth, Bloody Marys and a Crab Cake Battle Royal

The weekend knows exactly what you’re up to.

Thursday
A Brewery That’s Now a Bar
DO THE DEW

A Brewery That’s Now a Bar

Bad news: DC has one less brewery, now that Chocolate City has closed. Good news: it’s got one more bar. This place, hard by the freight rail tracks in Northeast. Expect soft pretzels, salami, sandwiches by the inch and a jukebox. You’ll probably find a train song on there somewhere.

Vermouth and Fresh Pasta in Woodridge
NIDO-RAMA

Vermouth and Fresh Pasta in Woodridge

No, you don’t have to live in Woodridge to appreciate this cool new neighborhood spot. You just need to appreciate housemade cavatelli, seared cod, shishito peppers and plenty of vermouth drinks served in an airy, summery space. See? You’re appreciating it already.

Friday
Up to 90% Off J Brand, John Varvatos...
SALE-ING

Up to 90% Off J Brand, John Varvatos...

It’s going to be nice out this weekend. So don’t stay inside. Just go inside long enough to get new stuff to wear outside. Emporium DNA’s pop-up shop at Union Market is knocking up to 90% off brands like John Varvatos, Fred Perry and Rag & Bone. Just pick the short sleeves.

Saturday
These Bloody Marys Are Batsh*t
TRUE BLOODY

These Bloody Marys Are Batsh*t

This marks the end of the Bloody Mary as you know it. Because here come six off-the-rails versions, made with stuff like lox, caviar, cantaloupe, prosciutto and cricket salt, that you can tipple while a DJ spins all afternoon. Horseradish, you had a good run.

Sunday
Eight Chefs for Crab Cake Glory
FEELING CRABBY

Eight Chefs for Crab Cake Glory

Here’s how to make the other brunch-goers jealous. Tell them you’re going to a brunch crab cake throwdown at the Source, with eight chefs. Tell them about the pickleback bar, the Bloody Mary bar, the beer, the wine and the oyster stations. Or just go and don’t tell them.

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